LinkedIn: The Recruiter’s Gold Mine

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Are you on LinkedIn? You should be. The social network is the largest on the Net, and, more importantly, it’s revolutionizing the way that recruiters seek out potential new hires. Of course, as an applicant, having a profile on the site is just another aspect of job searching. On the other hand, recruiters can’t get enough of LinkedIn; it’s something of a gold mine.

Today, 200 million people list their work experience and qualifications on LinkedIn profiles. They reside in more than 200 countries around the world. However, half of them have yet to fully complete a profile and most of them spend between zero and two hours per week on the site. Part of the reason most users fail to frequent the site is due to the way the network functions: The masses give up their professional information and wait to be noticed by recruiters.

In addition to hosting a super stock of resumes, employers post 77 percent of all job openings on the site. Similarly, 48 percent of recruiters post jobs here and nowhere else on the Web.

Source: LinkedIn – Revolutionizing the World of Recruiting

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